Primark to donate 6 million US dollars to Unicef
Budget fashion and lifestyle retailer Primark has announced a new
three-year partnership to support Unicef’s work in both education and
emergency response to help improve the lives of vulnerable children.
The deal will see Primark donating 4.5 million US dollars to fund an
education programme for Unicef to enable vulnerable children to attend and
stay in school in Cambodia, while a further 1.5 million US dollars will be
donated to Unicef’s worldwide emergency response operations.
Primark’s chief executive officer, Paul Marchant said in a press
statement: “We are proud to launch this partnership with Unicef. As an
international brand we are excited to be collaborating with a global
organisation which shares our commitment to making a difference in
communities that most need support.
“We recognise the importance of education in enabling every child to
fulfil their potential, and we are pleased to be able to support Unicef as
they work to break down some of the barriers to education for children in
Unicef Ireland’s executive director, Peter Power added: “Unicef is the
world’s largest humanitarian organisation for children with operations in
over 190 countries. Unicef relies significantly on the private sector to
help fund our life-saving and life-changing operations for children and we
are pleased to welcome Primark’s generous contribution to this work.”